Mind Over Monsters: A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation Series #1 by Jennifer Harlow

CLASSIFIED: F.R.E.A.K.S. vs. Zombies

Beatrice Alexander is no ordinary schoolteacher—she can move objects with her mind, an embarrassing skill she has yet to master or embrace. After nearly killing her brother in an accident, she joins the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. This top secret branch of the FBI combats ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters threatening humanity. With her teammates—among them a handsome former-detective werewolf and an annoying vampire hell bent on seducing her—Beatrice investigates her first case. Disgustingly dismembered bodies have turned up, bearing the bite marks of the undead. Someone—or something—is raising a horde of hideous, bloodthirsty zombies. Armed with Bette, her trusty machete, Beatrice takes on the master of the flesh-devouring corpses who’s guarding a horrifying secret…
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Evil-Bent: A Two Equals Novella by Marta Szemik

Eric is an evil-bender punished by his superiors for defying them. He followed his instinct and removed a mark off a cursed witch without consulting them. With his days numbered, Eric struggles to follow his last task: an order to kill the last three demons, so that his abilities and memories can be stripped. The life as he knows it, including his love, will be taken away from him.
But an offer from the last standing warlock sways his loyalty. If Eric tries to kill him, all power will be transferred to the warlock instead. If he doesn’t, death will be Eric’s only option. What choice do you have when any choice you make is not your own?
After all, a deal with a warlock is as true as the best lie.
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Two Halves by Marta Szemik

Sarah killed her human mother shortly after she was born to quench her thirst. She hates her vampire father who she never met and blames him for her mother’s death.
Now twenty-one, Sarah blends into a quiet town. Injected serums suppress her dark side until a nightmare stirs her traits. Beckoned underworld creatures hunt for the half-breed vampire forcing her to flee. On the run, Sarah learns the secrets hidden from her, for a good reason. Had she known her destiny, she may have continued with the serums that kept her safe in the human world.
After all, there’s nothing good about being bad.
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Of Gods and Wolves (Book 2 in the Godhunter Series) by Amy Sumida

Vervain Lavine finally has a moment to relax. She’s defeated Aphrodite, taking back the magic that the goddess stole from humans. Now Vervain holds the powers of Love, Sex, War, and Victory inside her but she’s not really sure if that makes her a goddess. She is fairly certain that she’s still mortal but her new immortal boyfriend, Thor doesn’t seem to be worried about it.
What he is worried about is Vervain’s bond to a werewolf Prince and the fact that said Prince is the first-born son of Fenrir, the Wolf God. Then there’s the minor issue of a Harvest goddess whose daughter Vervain liberated and the angry Aztec god who hasn’t been seen since the last time Vervain ruined his plans to launch the next world war.
All valid arguments for concern but Vervain can’t afford to waste her time worrying. When you’re a mortal witch trying to keep up with gods, every moment is precious. So she tries to laugh off her anxieties instead, “Let them plan and plot against me. The best laid schemes of gods and wolves oft go awry.”
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Shades of Gray by Joleene Naylor

Not suitable for tweens.

He lay on the floor in a heap. A puddle of congealing gore, so dark it looked black, spread out around him and made the carpet fibers stiff.
“Patrick.”

Whatever killed Katelina’s friend wasn’t human, but if it wasn’t an animal what else could it be? Katelina is about to find out that if you turn over the rock of reality and look underneath it you’ll find monsters that hide in the shadows away from the light; monsters called vampires.

But what do you do when the “monster” happens to be so beautiful you can’t stop looking at him? Or when he’s your only hope against a mob of vampires that think you’ve wronged them? Sure, maybe he saved your life, but how can you trust – really trust – someone who isn’t even human? Katelina has no choice. Hunted by a coven of vampires for a crime she didn’t commit, she has to rely on Jorick to help her escape.

No matter how far they run death chases them like a shadow until their only alternative is to turn around and fight. Trapped between light and dark, the pair must travel down a path of mystery and terror as their pasts are slowly revealed and their passions ignite. To survive, the two allies must join in an ancient power-struggle that could very well decide their futures and the fate of the vampire covens… Continue reading

Dark Secrets by Matthew W. Grant

From Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist Author Matthew W. Grant…When the Powers of Darkness infest a small New England town… A tortured young man, a powerful psychic, a mysterious teacher, and a desperate mother with a hidden past fight for their lives and their souls against the evil that binds them together and threatens to destroy them all.

As his eighteenth birthday approaches, Rick Williams experiences violent, unexplainable headaches. His mother dismisses them as a simple allergic reaction. Her odd behavior, and the severity of the headaches, leave Rick and Nicole, his potential girlfriend, dissatisfied with that explanation and searching for a better one.

Enter Terrence, a mysterious substitute teacher at the local high school in scenic Maplecrest, Vermont. With Terrence’s encouragement and influence, a group of seemingly normal students turns a routine science lab experiment into a frenzy of sadistic mutilation.

Against Rick’s better judgment, Nicole eagerly seeks the help of a retired psychic to find out what Terrence wants from them. The psychic warns that they are all in grave and immediate danger. An unseen force attacks them during the session causing Rick to question whose side some of these “helpers” are really on.

As they get closer to the terrifying truth, some of them will die, making the rest of them more frightened, and yet more determined than ever to see good triumph over evil in the final supernatural showdown.

Those who live to see the unholy ritual would be wise to remember that the Devil always collects his due.
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Letters from the Dark Side by Cora Buhlert

Who would you ask for advice if your new boyfriend suddenly started howling at the full moon? Where does a teenaged vampire turn, when his hunger starts interfering with his love life? How can a reanimated corpse find friends? Where would you complain if you were the victim of a zombie attack in the city park? How does a ghost find out who murdered her? Where do you turn if you’re a demon sick of sending souls to hell?

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Portal by Imogen Rose

Come Find Me Two Years Ago…

Six words that propel ice-hockey-playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension.

She suddenly finds herself living the life of a glamorous cheerleader. She finds herself transported from her happy life with her dad to living with the mother she hates.

Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn’t. She is Arizona Stevens.

As she struggles to find answers she is certain of two things — that her mother is somehow responsible, and that she wants to go back home to her real life.

That’s until she meets Kellan…
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Siren Call by Sonya C. Dodd

Eleanor is mystified by the woman she sees on the beach; her husband seems unable to see her, initially. As she begins to put the pieces of the jigsaw together, Eleanor is caught up in a race against time if she is to try and divert the tragic chain of events which follow.
Bill is just an ordinary man but when he sees Rachel, his world is turned upside down and he loses all sense of reality as he becomes obsessed by such a beautiful apparition.
To Rachel it is a game, she has one desire and purpose: to lure men to their deaths. Following a life full of torment and cruelty the task is simple and amusing as long as no one dares to stand in her path.
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Rest For The Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 by Cate Dean

She’s running from her past. And running out of time.

Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche’s Broom, in an ordinary California beach town. But Claire wasn’t always ordinary, and she isn’t quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.

A past that is about to explode into her present.

When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past – and become what she left behind in order to save them.
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